Tax identification number (Codice Fiscale)


The Tax identification number (Codice Fiscale) is a 16-character alphanumeric tax code specific to an individual. It is required for many purposes in Italy, including working, sending money, signing a lease, opening a bank account, purchasing or renting a car or scooter, signing a utilities contract, etc.


The pre-issuing of the Codice Fiscale before your arrival in Milano is possible through an application at the Italian Consulate/Embassy in your own country.

Also, some universities in Milano have an agreement with the Italian Revenue Agency (“Agenzia delle Entrate”) to pre-issue the Codice Fiscale before your arrival.


Once in Milano you may also obtain the Codice Fiscale directly at the closest office of Agenzia delle Entrate


Please consult our booklet for detailed information on the Codice Fiscale release.